Vegetable Discoloration: everything you need to know
You are certainly on the lookout for the slightest solutions to discolor your hair. Better yet, you dream of a discoloration that does not affect the texture of the hair! To do this, you do a lot of research to find the ultimate trick to change your look without a headache.
Well, good news. Even if discoloration is an effective and immediate solution, it is possible to discolor the hair without damaging it. Many alternatives exist to lighten his hair, without having to play with chemicals…
Vegetable colours and powders, lemon, honey, vinegar, chamomile… A whole bunch of ingredients and natural products to discolor your hair in peace. In this guide dedicated to hair bleaching, Hello Hairdresser reveals well-kept secrets!
What is discoloration?
Discoloration is a hair removal process that involves discoloring the hair. The hair fiber has natural pigments, also called melanin. These pigments are the natural color of our hair. Thanks to oxygenated water (hydrogen peroxide), the natural color of the hair is distorted.
Discoloration is necessary to apply a chemical coloration. To achieve a perfect and visible color, destroying natural pigments is mandatory. For example, if you are a brunette woman wishing to get a blond scan, discoloration occurs. In the opposite case, the use of a single blonde coloration on brown allows you to get chestnut.
Although discoloration is useful and necessary, it is very abrasive. By discoloring the hair fiber, oxygenated water also weakens it. It is not uncommon to observe dryness on bleached hair, without adding the risk of breakage.
That’s why discoloration is quite controversial. Even professional hairdressers sometimes try to use other alternatives. In other words, they can offer you a color that does not require discoloration, to preserve your hair.
Before discoloring your hair, make sure it is healthy. Having well-maintained and healthy hair puts all the odds on your side. By providing the best care and frequently, your hair is more resistant and protected. Although discoloration is aggressive, its adverse effects will suffer a small backlash.
In the opposite case, damaged and poor-health hair can be seriously damaged. This means that your hair fiber is not strong enough to cope with hydrogen peroxide.
Other alternatives to bleaching your hair
Although discoloration is a radical and immediate solution. Other alternatives allow hair to discolor without passing through hydrogen peroxide, especially through plant discoloration.
Lightening and discoloring jellies are quite effective. They offer you a discoloration without the wrath of the traditional process. When we observe the composition of a lightening jelly, we find chamomile. This plant has many virtues including that of thinning the hair. Of course, you will find oxygenated water (hydrogen peroxide) to create oxidation.
On the other hand, be aware that discoloring frosts are less aggressive. The amount of hydrogen peroxide is not enough to destroy the hair fiber. However, it should be noted that this small amount dries the hair without seriously damaging it.
Thanks to the lightening jelly, you have several options. First, it’s possible to create a chewy effect by applying the product to the areas you’re interested in. In a second step, you can make a homemade tie and dye by applying jelly on the tips. Finally, apply the jelly all over the hair for a radical sun effect.
To use jelly, it’s not complicated. This can be applied to wet or dry hair, the result will be the same. As for the texture, it is thick enough for a simple and optimal application, a real breeze!
- On wet hair: be sure to wash your hair beforehand. They should be moist and well wrung out. Apply a little jelly and let your hair dry in the open air.
- On dry hair: untangle your hair well and apply jelly. Then just let the jelly dry, it’s easy!
On the other hand, be aware that the jelly takes a long time to dry. It takes about 2 hours for your hair to be completely dry. Once the time has elapsed, brush your hair well to level the discoloration.
If you want to discolor your hair without passing the radical solution, then jelly can be a good alternative. This still requires daily hair hydration to counteract the dryness. Use aloe vera for gentle hydration and vegetable oil to seal it all!
Naturally discolor her hair with vegetable discoloration, possible?
You may have changed your mind about discoloration. Even if it can break your heart, we have secrets to share. Hello Hairdresser never lets down its users, and we’re ready to share the best for you.
You may have understood it, but, chemically bleaching your hair offers beautiful results but on the surface. However, it is possible to discolor your hair naturally thanks to some magical and secret products… Of course, you will need to be patient as the results are not immediate. But it’s always worth it if your goal is to discolor the hair without damaging it.
Our kitchen is full of ingredients and magical foods for hair and especially to achieve vegetable discoloration. In addition to possessing properties interesting for care, they can also discolor. All in all, we might as well combine the useful with the pleasant, while saving money on a service of several hours.
In a moment, we’ll list all the ingredients that allow you to achieve natural plant discoloration. We will share simple recipes to prepare, with economical but very effective foods!
Water, salt and sun to discolor hair
These three factors form an explosive cocktail to discolor her hair.
During the summer holidays, take the opportunity to naturally transform your hair. Salt in seawater is a fairly powerful and effective oxidant when exposed to the sun. The scales open slightly and the pigments fade without attacking the hair. When it is blown up in full sun, it naturally brightens.
If you are not planning to go to sea, spray your hair with salt water and expose yourself to the sun. This technique is very effective when leaving the shower, while letting the hair dry in the open air.
Lemon and cinnamon, the perfect ingredients for vegetable discoloration
Here’s another interesting combo for vegetable discoloration. Lemon is known for its lightening virtues. It is a beauty ally widely used in healing rituals, and hair is no exception to the rule. However, lemon should be used sparingly. This remains a very acidic fruit whose juice must be diluted with water.
But that’s not all, cinnamon is also known for the same properties and can therefore also be used for plant discoloration. So you have the choice between mixing the two ingredients or alternating. In both cases, these foods should be diluted with water, and the hair should be sprayed. Then expose yourself to the sun to dry your hair, and you’re done!
Honey mask and demineralized water to discolor hair
This technique takes a lot of time but it is very effective. By using honey and demineralized water, you can discolor your hair naturally. Honey is a healthy food with lightening properties. To transform a honey mask into an effective vegetable discoloration, don’t hesitate to add lemon juice.
To use it wisely, make this discoloring mask by adding a few drops of demineralized water. Apply the mask to your hair, from roots to tips. Then, you have to be patient by exposing your hair between 8 and 12 hours in the sun. Ideally, make this mask during the weekend or before spending the day outdoors. Remember to rinse your hair thoroughly with clear water after shampooing and wearing a bleaching mask.
White vinegar and cider vinegar in addition to effective vegetable discoloration
In addition to being an excellent hair ally, white vinegar has lightening virtues in the long run and can therefore be very interesting in addition to a vegetable discoloration recipe. This is also the case with cider vinegar on the hair. Both have high acid content to soften the hair’s natural pigments.
To do this, mix the white vinegar or cider with water and pour it all over your hair. Insulate your hair in plastic wrap and wait 20 minutes. Once the time has elapsed, make your shampoo. Repeat the experience with each wash to achieve stunning and 100% natural results!
Roman chamomile for plant discoloration
Roman chamomile is widely used in cosmetics, and hair can also benefit from its virtues. To use it in a vegetable discoloration, infuse a few bags of chamomile (or its flowers) in boiling water and allow to cool. Once the water has cooled, use the infusion as the last rinse water. Let your hair dry in the sun.
Use a plant coloring in addition to a vegetable discoloration?
Powders and plant colours are becoming more and more trendy. These are alternatives that help protect your hair. Vegetable colouring is a great success as it is completely natural and healthy. It is possible to use vegetable colors offering various shades and tones, for your greatest pleasure, and especially after an effective vegetable discoloration …
However, be aware that plant colouring is not as effective as conventional colouring. There are no abrasive chemicals and the result may disappoint you. Nevertheless, plant colours are effective at their level and that’s what we like.
What is a plant colouring in addition to plant discoloration?
Before we go any further, it is necessary to take stock of plant coloration now that we have seen the principle of plant bleaching. Unlike chemical colours, they do not penetrate the hair scale. The composition of a plant coloring is herbal that does not work on the principle of oxidation. The coloured pigments remain on the surface of the hair fiber without altering its pH.
To use a vegetable coloring, it’s very simple. Simply mix the powder with hot water to obtain a smooth and creamy paste. Then apply the paste to your hair and let it lay so that the colored pigments settle on the cuticle.
On the other hand, plant coloring is very effective for camouflaged white hair. They offer a very visible permanent effect, so go for it! Vegetable colours come in a wide range of tones: black, brown, brown, red… This type of coloring also has other very interesting advantages. The plant composition strengthens the hair fiber and restores elasticity to the hair.
Vegetable powders as vegetable discoloration
As for hair cosmetics, some vegetable powders can discolor and lighten hair and can therefore be perfect as vegetable discoloration. We think in particular of rhapontic which is able to create golden reflections and lighten the hair.
Rhapontic is a plant capable of reviving the color and shine of hair. Marketed as a powder, it is often added to henna-based colours. It is an exceptional ingredient that brings beautiful golden blonde reflections, even coppery, while lightening the hair without damaging it. Besides, you can also add some chamomile powder to discolor your hair, but sparingly.
Neutral henna is also a good alternative for bleaching hair. It has lightening virtues, intensified with the addition of chamomile powder.
By combining many natural and lightening ingredients, you can gently discolor your hair. Although there is no plant discoloration, it is possible to make your own cosmetics by combining several virtues. However, remember to take care of your hair daily.
How to maintain bleached hair?
The maintenance of discolored hair is very rigorous.
It is an essential daily routine to compensate for the application of oxygenated water. To do this, use nourishing, protein-rich treatments to strengthen the hair fiber. Oil baths are also a good solution to nourish hair thoroughly. Also, remember to moisturize your hair regularly. Discoloration may alter the shine and suppleness of your hair. Hydration and nutrition are fundamental bases for keeping our hair healthy. If you’re tempted, also turn to dietary supplements to fill up on vitamins and minerals!
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On the other hand, it is possible to discolor your hair without doing too much damage especially with a vegetable discoloration. If your hair project requires discoloration, then take the time to think. This process is not trivial and your choices have a great influence on future maintenance.
When a hair is discolored, hydrogen peroxide lifts the scales to remove the natural pigment and they close. This leads to the weakening of the hair but also to its irremediable refinement. Looking at a discolored hair, we can notice that it is very thin and almost translucent. This is why it is recommended not to discolor your hair by more than five tones, which is enough.
To minimize the damage of discoloration, make a wise choice. If your hair is brown or even black, don’t tempt the devil by switching to the polar blonde. Polar blonde is a color that goes a long way away from your natural color, and you take risks. In this case, opt instead for a discoloration of one to two tones maximum.
If you have blonde hair, opt for platinum blonde is possible. To obtain this type of color, it is necessary to start from a light or very slightly dark base. If necessary, keep an eye on the installation time and stay alert. If your scalp starts to tingle or burn, rinse your hair immediately.
Absolutely prefer plant and non-chemical discoloration in the following cases
Although everyone can discolor their hair, there are conditions. To avoid damage and regret, then read carefully the following…
Ideally, discoloration should be done on uncollected hair. The reason is simple, chemical stains are abrasive and irritating. This means that your hair has already been weakened by the presence of chemicals. Adding discoloration accentuates the damage to the hair fiber, so you might as well wait…
This is also the case if you have used an indigo-based vegetable coloring. Indigo powder is often used in vegetable colours. Unfortunately, it is an ingredient that is not compatible with oxygenated water. By discoloring on hair that houses indigo powder, the final color can be catastrophic. Very often, green reflections are obtained quite unsightly and unsightly.
Also, smoothing your hair every day is not a good idea. On contact with heat, the hair fiber weakens and the scales struggle to close. If you smooth your hair every day, then avoid discoloration. Your hair may become very brittling. In this case, take a break and stop using smoothing iron for several months. Remember to moisturize and nourish your hair to give it a little boost!
Finally, if your scalp is sensitive or irritated by nature, do not make chemical discoloration but prefer vegetable discoloration. This process can aggravate the situation and create plaques or even unpleasant dermatosis.
Conditions conducive to discoloration
Despite the many restrictions, it is possible to discolor your hair… But certain conditions must be met to avoid disaster.
As mentioned above, discoloration is beneficial if your hair has never been coloured. If they are all natural, then it’s perfect. Maintaining your hair daily with proper care is also a condition. If you adopt the right hair gestures, then your hair is fit to receive discoloration. This also takes into account the use of heating appliances that should be avoided.
You can discolor your hair if it’s just strands or a sweep. Discoloration on the entire hair is strongly discouraged. On the one hand, it will require a lot of effort in maintenance, and all your hair will be weakened. If you are considering a hair transformation, stay in simplicity and without overdoing it.
Now you are able to judge whether discoloration is necessary. We’ve laid out all the basics to know before we take the plunge. However, plant discoloration can be milder and less aggressive… It is enough to move towards natural methods that require patience. But in the end, it’s better to wait and preserve your hair, isn’t it?
Our opinion on plant and chemical discoloration
If there is one thing we can confirm, it is that plant discoloration will never be as radical as chemical discoloration. This process requires oxidation in order to discolor the pigments present under the scales of the hair.
After all the recommendations we shared in this article, the choice is up to you. We do not demonize traditional discoloration, quite the contrary it is necessary in many cases. However, it is important to respect the natural color of your hair or risk damaging it in the long term.
If you want a more natural and less radical rendering then vegetable discoloration is the ideal solution for you. Indeed, it will not assault your hair and will have a result similar to the natural lightening of the hair under the effect of the sun.
If this idea puts you off, then turn to ingredients and natural foods. Even if these alternatives do not offer immediate results, they are worth it. By renewing recipes and applications, you’ll get a stunning, 100% natural result.
No matter which option you choose between plant or chemical discoloration, the most important thing is to give all the necessary care to your hair. This involves daily hydration, nourishing masks and taking dietary supplements for in-depth repair. If you can do this rigorously, fading can only succeed.
We hope you enjoyed this article on plant and chemical discoloration and was helpful. We’ve explored all facets of fading and you’re now ready to get started.
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